Across different countries and cultures, eggs are a staple of regular diets. Used to make common breakfast dishes, baked goods, and entrées, eggs are lauded for their cost-effectiveness, versatility, and health benefits. According to expert statistics, American table egg production rose above 96.9 billion eggs in 2020 alone.
Meanwhile, the European Union consistently produces around 6.7 million tons of eggs year after year. Beyond a shared product offering, American and European egg producers have another similarity—a need to mark their packages with various traceable codes.
Regulatory bodies like the USDA, FDA, and European Union require that egg producers place various codes on their products to facilitate accurate tracking and reporting. Depending on the specific regulation, these markings can include barcodes, lot codes, expiration dates, production numbers, country codes, registration numbers, and more. With these codes in place, companies can effectively perform recalls in the event of contamination and avoid fines imposed by either governing bodies or supply chain partners.
Of course, it’s impossible to apply these codes without an appropriate egg/ egg carton printer. Fortunately, InkJet, Inc. has a range of marking hardware that can keep your operation code-compliant.